New Delhi/Patna. Patna will host a two-day meeting of the G-20 group in the month of June. Meanwhile, the delegates attending the meeting are likely to visit the Modern Bihar Museum a day before the inaugural session.
Around 150 delegates will participate in the two-day G-20 meeting of the Labor Partnership Group on June 22-23, a senior official of the Bihar government’s Arts, Culture and Youth Department told PTI. Capital of Bihar. They are also likely to visit the Bihar Museum in the evening on the same day.
According to the official, “The meeting will begin on June 22 at the Samrat Ashok Convention Center near Gandhi Maidan. On the same day, a grand dinner and cultural program will be organized for the delegates at Bapu Auditorium located in the centre. There will be another round of meetings in the city on June 23.”
The Patna Museum on Bailey Road, whose 95-year-old building has been closed for renovation for three months from June 1, houses a large number of ancient artefacts, rare paintings and 20 million-year-old books, the official said. .. The trunk of the trees has been the center of attraction among the tourists.
In February, a senior Bihar government official had said, “We are planning to take delegates to Old Patna Museum and Modern Bihar Museum as part of cultural exchange apart from the main event (G-20 meeting). If they want to visit Nalanda or some other historical places, we will keep these places in mind while preparing the trip.
However, as per the revised programme, now the delegates will visit only tourist spots in Patna, officials said. They can also visit the Sikh pilgrimage site of Patna Sahib. Bihar Art and Culture Department has been appointed as the nodal agency for organizing the G-20 meeting. The department is planning to provide a pleasant experience to the delegates during their visit to Patna.
The G-20 group meeting in Patna was initially scheduled to be held in early March but was later planned for June. Officials said the idea of choosing other venues, including historic cities, for the G-20 meeting has been postponed. “It is to bring attention to heritage. Under India’s G-20 chairmanship, more than 200 meetings are planned at various locations in 55 cities of historical and cultural importance across the country, including Hampi and Khajuraho.